Institute of Astronomy

Talks Archive

Find below an archive of the most recent talks at the IoA. Click on the title for full details including abstract and attached presentation where available. For a full list of previous talks, please click the link under each section.

Previous Seminars

Title Speaker Date
Mapping lensed quasars: accretion discs, broad line regions, and outflows Nick Bate (Institute of Astronomy) 18 November 2015
Resurrection of a gas disk from exocometary ices in the 23 Myr-old beta Pictoris system Luca Matrà (Institute of Astronomy) 18 November 2015
Shadows of two colours. Using circumbinary planets to help study atmospheres and planet formation Amaury Triaud (Institute of Astronomy) 11 November 2015
Transition of EMRIs through resonance: higher order corrections in resonant flux enhancement Deyan Mihaylov (Institute of Astronomy) 11 November 2015
Discovery of powerful winds in Ultraluminous X-ray sources Ciro Pinto (Institute of Astronomy) 4 November 2015
The dark halo of M87: from parsec to megaparsec scales Lindsay Oldham (Institute of Astronomy) 4 November 2015

Previous Colloquia

Title Speaker Date
X-ray Binaries and ULXs Peter Jonker (SRON, Netherlands Institute for Space Research) 19 November 2015
Brown dwarfs and their disks: new results and old problems Antonella Natta (Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies and Osservatorio di Arcetri, Firenze) 12 November 2015
Galaxy Surveys: More Than Dark Energy Ofer Lahav (University College London) 29 October 2015
Internal structures and compositions of giant (exo)planets: From CoRoT to Juno Tristan Guillot (Observatoire de la Côte d'Azur) 22 October 2015
Probing the mass assembly of galaxies with ultra-deep imaging Pierre-Alain Duc (CEA-Saclay) 15 October 2015

Previous Galaxies Discussion

Title Speaker Date
Properties of dark subhaloes from gaps in tidal streams Denis Erkal (IoA) 20 November 2015
Resolving the flow around black holes Mike Curtis (IoA) 13 November 2015
Sterile neutrino dark matter: galaxy formation and other stories Mark Lovell (U Amsterdam) 6 November 2015
Galaxies growing up: Constant gas mass and thick discs Greg Stinson (MPIA Heidelberg) 23 October 2015
News from POLARBEAR Giulio Fabbian (SISSA) 16 October 2015

Previous Sackler Lectures

Title Speaker Date
The Growth of Supermassive Black Holes From Seeds to Maturity Jenny Greene (Princeton University) 5 November 2015
The Search for Earth 2.0 Sara Seager (Massachusetts Institute of Technology) 4 December 2014
Fatal fate - a gas cloud on its way towards Galactic Center black hole Stefan Gillessen (MPE) 31 October 2013
Is the Earth Rare? Jim Kasting (Penn State University) 8 November 2012
Sackler Lecture, Present and Future Far Infrared Extragalactic Astronomy: Herschel and Beyond Matt Griffin, Cardiff University 3 November 2011

Previous Eddington Lectures

Title Speaker Date
Ghostly Galaxies: exploring the universe with the Dragonfly Telescope Pieter Van Dokkum (Yale) 12 March 2015
Galaxy Evolution in 3-D Professor Lisa Kewley (ANU) 13 February 2014
The Turbulent Environment of Planet Formation Phil Armitage (Colorado) 7 March 2013
Galaxies Viewed as Collections of Individual Stars Professor Julianne Dalcanton, University of Washington 8 March 2012
Astronomy: A Subject on the Cusp Shri Kulkarni, Caltech 10 March 2011